Bordeaux-style white blends on the catwalk

Christian Lacroix versus Coco Chanel

There is much to be said in praise of the Bordeaux-styled white blend. When done right this classic blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon has the potential to offer mind-blowing drinking. Yesterday this theme was explored at my monthly tasting with wine club Bald & The Beautiful, and the feeling was that, like with fashion, what was in vogue yesterday isn’t necessarily the fashion today.

Sticking to this analogy, my observations follow the logic that some of these wines are as classic as Coco’s black dress, while others have fallen out of fashion favour and should be treated as shoulder pads. I also encountered a Björk-style wine: appealing simply because it is weird.  Continue reading